Because every night is ladies night in Dubai!
My friends abroad still don’t believe me when I tell them about ladies night in Dubai, I have even taken them out to bars and the first question is usually, “ok, so what is the entrance fee.” When I reply, “absolutely nothing!” it is always heartening to see their faces light up. Yes, in Dubai it is possible for ladies to head out for a lovely night out to some of the swankiest nights for usually nothing more than the taxi fare!
As a bit of a ladies night Dubai connoisseur I have spent the past few years pottering around and compiling a list of my favourite ladies nights. So, here are the best places to head out in 2017*.
Boudoir – Dubai Marine Beach Hotel
A late night a stylish ladies night out. Starting at 10pm until 3am Boudoir’s ladies night is for those out there looking to start your week with a bang. Free bubbly for the ladies until 1am, dress to impress and dance you night away to famous DJs in its classy lounge.
Señorita at Maya – Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
Maya is Dubai’s classiest Mexican restaurant; enjoy their Ladies Night from 7pm to 11pm, including 3 complimentary drinks and canapés. A stunning restaurant and terrace with sunset views out over the Palm, what a way to start your week.
We run the world at Dek on 8 – Media One Hotel
A chilled out evening on the Media One Terrace, start your week the right way, hanging out around the pool with complimentary drinks. Dek on 8 has been newly renovated and provides views across the Marina; from 6pm until 11pm spend the evening listening to the in-house DJ, plus you will also be entered into a draw to win a pick up from your door in a stretch limousine!
Move over Mondays
Nikkeilicious at Ají– Club Vista Mare, The Palm
If you are looking for a chance to dine out on Ají’s delicious Peruvian and Japanese fusion menu then head over for their brand new ladies night. Every Monday evening from 8pm until 12am ladies are invited to enjoy 5 free drinks and are treated to a 50% discount off food. The perfect way to spend a decadent night sipping on delicious hand crafted cocktails whilst having a scintillating evening of conversation with your girlfriends on Ají’s stunning shoreline setting.
Cha Cha Cha at Toro Toro – Grosvenor House
Enjoy 3 free drinks and nibbles at Toro Toro bar on a Monday evening from 7pm until 12am. Great music and an energetic vibe make this one of the best ladies nights to head to with friends. There is even some salsa music to really get you into the dancing mood.
The Terrace – Park Hyatt Dubai Creek
Nothing can set the mood like a sun setting over the Dubai Creek, this is exactly what you can expect when you head over to the Ladies Night at The Terrace bar in the Park Hyatt. With 25% off food and 2 complimentary glasses of sparkling wine; you can dance your night away outdoors to top DJs in a stunning destination.
Girl’s Day Out at The Observatory – Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel
This may not be a free ladies night but the deal is seriously good, plus I can tell you from personal experience the wine isn’t half bad. Girl’s Day Out at The Observatory offers you 3 glasses of wine for 29DHS or 3 cocktails for 19DHS, plus 25% off food. And you are looking to settle in for the evening you can buy another 3 or split the price between friends.
Mint Leaf of London – Emirates Financial Tower, DIFC
This beautiful, contemporary Indian restaurant is offering ladies 3 complimentary drinks, from 7pm to 2am, to be enjoyed in their luxurious dining halls. Sip cocktails at Mint Leaf of London whilst watching the lights of the Burj Khalifa. If you are a little peckish I highly recommend taking full advantage of their 30% discount for food, a seriously good menu of modern Indian cuisine.
Beach lounge – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
A ladies night on the beach! Yup! The Beach Lounge at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is offering free flowing bubbly from 8pm to 10pm every Monday night. Sit in the comfy lounge seats and watch the world go by with your girlfriends.
Voda Bar – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm
A nice little start of the work treat at the super chic Voda Bar on the Palm, it may be a little bit of a drive but it is well worth it. Ladies can have Vodka drinks at only 20DHS a glass from 8pm to 3am on Monday evenings. This is a great chance to dress out and chill with your closest friends.
Turn it up for Tuesdays
Lock, Stock & Lipstick at Lock, stock & Barrel – Grand Millennium Hotel
This is one of my favourites for their music and cocktails. I am a fan of good classic rock, which Lock, Stock and Barrel always delivers. Ladies are offered 3 free cocktails from 6pm to 1am every Tuesday night. It is a popular one so make sure you get to the door a little early!
Go Geisha at Asia Asia – Pier 7
Located in the famous Pier 7 on the Marina, Asia Asia is a classy choice to spend your Tuesday night. Enjoy your 3 complimentary cocktails in their uniquely decorated restaurant from 7:30pm to 1am, try to get there a little early for a space on their balcony, Dubai Marina is seriously spectacular at night.
Retro Ladies night at The Scene – Pier 7
A cosy and quirky favourite The Scene has quickly become a firm favourite on the Dubai food…err…scene. Their food is always tasty and the restaurant has an inviting atmosphere. Head over every Tuesday night for their retro Ladies night choose between 3 free cocktails or 2 free cocktails and some nibbles. Great music and a great evening are guaranteed.
Copper Ladies at Copper Dog – DoubleTree Hilton
Live music, free flowing wine and 20% off the menu from 8pm to 11pm, Copper Dog’s newest addition to the Ladies night scene is very welcome. One of my favourite Dubai bars, the staff are always friendly and the food is excellent, a great bar to head out to with friends.
Zengo – Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
For those cocktail enthusiasts out there this is the ladies night for you. Zengo’s Ladies Night with a ‘Z’ offers 3 expertly crafted cocktails made by their skilled waiters, you can also take advantage of their generous 50% of food deal. A stunning bar in a stunning location, this is a great opportunity to try it out without breaking the bank!
Nola – Armada BlueBay Hotel
I have often frequented the Nola ladies night, a great place to go if you are looking for a chilled out, after work drinks with your girlfriends. The cocktails selection is quite simple offering either a red or white wine cocktail, however, it is the 50% discount on food, which really sells this one! A great location to listen to a good band, eat delicious food and drink a few free cocktails.
EnVii ladies night at Vii Terrace Lounge – Conrad Hotel
This stunning rooftop bars looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland, a tunnel of foliage covers a central bar, low lighting and a single chandelier create and classy and atmospheric vibe. You and your friends can hangout in the beautiful Vii with 2 complimentary drinks from 8pm to 11pm.
She3 at QWERTY – Media One Hotel
Head over to QWERTY at Media One Hotel for a laid-back ladies night. This brand new bar is located on the ground floor and has a clean and cool vibe, kitted out with their signature quirky touches including inspirational dining quotes and ‘telephone sheep’ by the entrance, you and your girlfriends will be treated to 3 free cocktails and music from DJ Tim Cheddar every Tuesday from 7pm onwards.
Cocktail Kitchen – Armada BlueBay Hotel
Right next door to Nola is Cocktail Kitchen and a great alternative if you are looking for something with more of a party vibe. They offer 4 glasses of wine to ladies from 8pm until 11:30pm, and have a great deal of 50% off food. I would recommend booking a table if you plan on eating, as it does tend to get busy quickly!
Whispering Angels at Treehouse – Taj Dubai, Business Bay
This has to be one of the classier bars to go to with your girlfriends. The décor is upmarket renaissance lounge, with fireplaces and couches…however, on a roof terrace with views of the Burj Khalifa. Treehouse from 7pm to 1am you are invited to enjoy 2 complimentary glasses of their Whispering Angel rosé wine.
Vesna – Conrad Hotel
On Tuesday evenings the Conrad Hotel’s Vesna transforms itself into an Alice in Wonderland extravaganza. From 7pm until 11pm ladies are treated to free flowing cocktails, top class DJ sets and 50% off food. Vesna is the ladies night for those who love to dress up and dance the night away.
Sho Cho – Dubai Marine Beach Resort
Sho Cho is a contemporary Japanese restaurant, well established on the Dubai bar scene it has been open since 2000! Their ladies night has music from DJ Keza and includes 2 complimentary drinks. Great chilled outdoor location with modern décor, great atmosphere from 6pm until 12am.
Girls Gone wine at Story Rooftop Lounge – Holiday Inn Express, Media City
Located on a quiet back road in Media City this bar is a hidden surprise. Trendy and always busy, Story Rooftop Lounge has a buzzing atmosphere, you can either spend the evening in their quirkily designed bar or sit on the terrace and enjoy the lights of Media City. For ladies night they are offering unlimited rosé wine from 9pm to 1am, listen to the music from the house DJ and dress to impress.
Pure Sky Lounge – Hilton Residences, JBR
Pure Sky Lounge is absolutely worth the long elevator wait, head up to the 53rd floor for unobstructed views across JBR and Instagram worthy sunsets. The ladies night is super classy with champagne glasses full of free flowing pink sparkling wine. It is a lovely place to pose and hangout for the evening (from 9pm to 11pm).
Caramel – DIFC, Downtown
Located in the bustling DIFC Caramel is a great choice for a post work ladies night. Offering complimentary bubbly you can be ensured of an elegant evening out. I would also strongly recommend using their 50% discount off the menu as I can tell you from personal experience that the food there is excellent. Running from 6pm until 9pm it is a little on the short side, however, perfect for a quick catch up.
God & Goddess night at Oeno – The Westin
Oeno is the ladies night for the wine connoisseur; carefully selected bottles of wine are on offer for the women (and unusually the men) of Dubai. You can either select to have the simple 3 free complimentary drinks, or for only 50DHS you will get free flowing wine and nibbles included. Well worth the price. They also have a deal for the men of the city who can join in from 5pm until 10pm and pay the same for unlimited drinks.
Ynot – Intercontinental Dubai, JBR
Every Tuesday night you can enjoy 3 complimentary drinks and dance away to DJ Lucy Pink at Ynot Bar & Kitchen in the Intercontinental Hotel. A fun night outs it runs from 8pm until 1am, so if you are in a mid week party mood I recommend checking this one out.
Sake in the City at Karma Kafé – Souk Al Bahar
I particularly like Karma Kafé’s ladies night for their unique Asian inspired cocktails. You can choose from a number of complimentary sake infused cocktails from 6pm to 1am. The bar is stunningly designed, with a chic and modern Asian theme, sultry, moody and atmospheric; I really recommend you check it out.
RNB DXB at The Black Lion – Conrad Hotel
The Black Lion is a great traditional British pub; on Tuesday nights ladies can receive 3 complimentary cocktails when they order a meal. The food is excellent, hearty and warming…especially in the chilly Dubai winters. As the name suggests they also have an excellent playlist of old school classics to put you in the party mood.
Wine down Wednesdays
Miss Independent at Ramusake – DoubleTree Hilton, JBR
From 8pm until midnight you can enjoy free flowing wine every Wednesday at Ramusake Bar. A contemporary Japanese restaurant with an authentic twist, the décor harks back to traditional Japanese design, one of the few genuine Izakaya restaurants, spend a memorable evening with your friends dancing to a host of DJs.
Kawaii Nites at Nippon Bottle Company – Dusit Thani Hotel
You know you are in for a good evening when the bar you are headed to is described as retro Japanese with a cute Kawaii theme. The Nippon Bottle Company is a trendy speakeasy joint, but on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 3am ladies are invited to 2 free drinks and to let their hair down and have a unique kitsch, fun evening.
Queen Bee at Tribeca – Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Tribeca is a chic, urban lounge, with walls adorned with contemporary art works and graffiti, the perfect place to go for a mid week Ladies night. If you are looking for a quieter evening then select the 3 complimentary drinks. However, if you are planning a proper evening out they are offering unlimited bubbly when you order food…and you get 50% on the main courses! A generous and recommendable evening out!
Dhow & Anchor – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
For a more laid-back pub style ladies night head over to the Dhow & Anchor at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Every Wednesday from 8pm until 10pm ladies can enjoy free slowing bubbly and the opportunity to win some free giveaways. This is the best place to go if you want to eat some traditional pub grub with friends.
Toshi – Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights
Toshi is a pan-Asian style restaurant in the Grand Millennium Hotel. This ladies night is great if you are looking for something a little more low key. They give you 3 complimentary drinks and a 20% discount on food, but only when they have a Chinese buffet, so just make sure you check out the dates!
Blush at Inka – Sofitel, Downtown Dubai
Peruvian cuisine is the food trend steadily gaining traction in the Dubai food scene. Inka at the Sofitel is a contemporary South American restaurant in the stylish Downtown Sofitel. Their Wednesday evening event offers ladies exclusive and unlimited hand crafted cocktails from 8pm until 12am, featuring unique blends and concoctions. You can also eat with a 30% discount, well worth it for the amazing spread on offer.
Kiza – Emirates Financial Tower, DIFC
Head over for ladies night at Kiza an authentic fine dining African themed restaurant. Their Wednesday night offer is all about the fun; ladies are welcome to unlimited cosmopolitans from 7pm until 2am…and karaoke! Kiza really is the place to go if you are looking to completely let your hair down and have a proper good time with your friends.
Clam Jam at Maine oyster bar and grill – DoubleTree Hilton, JBR
For me the Maine Oyster Bar is a stunning little get away in the centre of bustling Dubai. You really do feel as if you are sitting by the sea in a trendy Maine restaurant. They have many drinks offers, which you should check out. On Wednesday evenings between 8pm until 12am ladies can get complimentary wine.
JB’s Gastropub – Amwaj Rotana, JBR
JB’s is a chilled out and modern British pub style restaurant, a great location right on JBR you and your lady friends can spend the night sipping on a glass of Prosecco and then 2 extra complimentary drinks from 8pm until 11pm. Even though they don’t have a food discount I do recommend splitting a few of the sharing dishes with your friends, the messy prawns and seriously tasty!
Thank goodness it’s Thursday
Double Trouble at Swim & Tonic – Steigenberger Hotel, Downtown
This luxury 5 star hotel has a host of classy bars and restaurants. However, head over to the Swim & Tonic Pool Bar for a Thursday night ladies night (and happy hour), you can enjoy 3 complimentary drinks and dance the night away to their superb DJ with spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa at nighttime.
Voda Bar – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Voda Bar at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offer a ladies night on both Mondays and Thursdays, to get your weekend off to a good start we recommend heading over here for 3 glasses of wine priced at only 50DHS for ladies. A chic and up market location, it is the perfect opportunity to dress to impress.
Bite Marks at Noir – Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
For a classy ladies night out with a bit of bite head over to the Noir Bar at the Kempinski Hotel in Mall of the Emirates. From 7pm until 10pm you can have unlimited drinks and 50% off food, then from 10pm until 3am you are given 3 free drinks vouchers to finish off the evening in style. The perfect bar to start the weekend off with a kick.
The Stables – Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road
The Stables Bar is well known as a popular post brunch haunt and for very good reason! They are offering ladies free pink bubbly from 5pm until 10pm every Friday. This is definitely a party ladies evening, with a live house band, beer pong upstairs and even a mechanical bull, which I can tell you from experience isn’t as easy as it look! So dress up and get your dance on!
Wicked Girls Night at VIP Room – JW Marriott Marquis
The dress code demands smart and elegant for this party night out. The VIP Room at the JW Marriott Marquis invites ladies to complimentary drinks from 11pm until 3am with the popular DJ Mr. Levier. Make sure you and your girlfriends are dressed to impress, VIP Room promises a lively atmosphere in a chic, upmarket setting.
Ladies night Pink party at The Observatory – Marriott Harbour Hotel
Do you a little pink dress you can never quite find the right occasion to wear it to? Well then the solution is here! Pop over to The Observatory’s Pink Party every Friday from 7pm until 1am. If you turn up dressed from head to toe in pink you will be treated to 4 complimentary drinks, or if only partially dressed in pink you will get 2 free cocktails. If pink isn’t your colour then you can also order a bottle of bubbles for you and your friends for only 49DHS.
The Clavichord – Somewhere Hotel, Barsha Heights
If you are anything like me Saturday is the best day to chill out before heading back to work on the weekend. The new Clavichord Bar in Barsha Heights is a smooth Jazz bar, a great destination for you and your girlfriends on a Saturday to relax. From 6pm until 10pm ladies are invited to 5 complimentary glasses of bubbly. So if you need something a little different for an end of weekend evening check out this brand-new destination.
Rosso – Amwaj Rotana
Enjoy 2 complimentary drinks at this urban Italian restaurant. Rosso is in a great location on the JBR walk, from 9pm until 2am. You can either choose to sit indoors or out and also I recommend dining on their expertly prepared menu of freshly prepared Italian classics. A perfectly classy way to end the weekend!
URBN Saturdays – White Dubai, Meydan City
With a range of hip-hop and DJ acts plus a dedicated bar for ladies White Dubai is the ultimate Saturday night ladies destination. Set in the highly popular and award wining White Dubai nightclub, it is the place to be seen. However, make sure you book your place there first as it tends to get busy!
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*These deals were correct at the time of publishing.